Side note was interesting that PC geeks actually like to talk about this stuff. And in a PC forum even if it's a "HTPC" forum your going to have PC geeks. Take those away and this forum goes to crap real quick. Noob often do not contribute well and certainly it's the people posting in this thread that make AVS enjoyable for me. Joke or no Joke, the people posting in this thread are a good example of what makes AVS good IMO. I think Asassin's fear this is going to turn into overclockers is a bit misplaced.
Have you ever been into the dedicated theater build forum?
Now that's some crazy shiznits.
$1.5million custom theaters. Certainly those might want a top end HTPC to match the $50,000 Runco Projector and $250,000 Audio system. Yes this is Audio Video Science. But hasn't these forums always been about pushing the limits of technology and capabilities?
I have been around here longer than anyone in the HTPC forum probably. (1999 then 2002 with this user name)
I can remember talking about ISF calibration on rear projection TV's before HDTV came out. A lot has changed since then.
Every forum here has talk about high end projectors, high end audio, high end displays, speakers... entire custom theater builds... even $2500 remote controls !!!!
I'm not sure why it's not ok to talk about a $150 SSD with great performance like Samsung840PRO or a Vector. It seems appropriate to me. Certainly more appropriate than this thread. I think Assassin is over-reacting a bit.
I won't criticize him any further since I respect him and think he's a big part of what makes this forum great. I think this thread is cheek in tongue, and his intentional absurdity is the point he's trying to make.